Blackberry-Pear Crisp

Blackberry-Pear Crisp is a simple and quick to prepare dessert, perfect served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Blackberry-Pear Crisp

Blackberry-Pear Crisp

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime


Summer and it’s glorious bounty of fresh fruit may be over with the change in seasons, but there are still many great fruits out there during Autumn that can make delicious desserts. Two of these are blackberries and pears, which combine easily with a few simple ingredients to make a warm, comforting dessert. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it is divine.


Blackberry-Pear Crisp

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Blackberry-Pear Crisp

  • 12 ounces fresh ripe blackberries
  • 1 ripe bosc pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt


  • 1/4 cup regular oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons blanched sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons cold cubed butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Toss together ingredients for topping, except butter.
  3. Toss blackberries and pear with lemon juice, then cornstarch, sugar and pinch of salt.
  4. Place fruit into a butter baking dish or pie pan, then sprinkle top evenly with topping mixture; dot with cold butter.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly and nicely browned.

From the kitchen of

Blackberry-Pear Crisp

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4 responses

  1. Excellent crisp! The pear and blackberry combo is lovely, and the color the blackberries impart is beautiful, especially against vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing! CQ2

  2. Delicious!! I topped the crumble with some additional fresh berries before eating, so good. And I used gluten free flour and oats. Thanks for sharing this treat!
    Made it for Culinary Quest 2015 / Quebec

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